At Gopal & Pedigo, PC, we represent foreign nationals who have been placed in removal proceedings and are at risk of being deported from the United States. Our immigration lawyers understand the enormous stress and fear of uncertainty that faces individuals when they are arrested by ICE. We have experience representing individuals in immigration court before immigration judges and will fight hard to win your case. It is our utmost priority to protect our client’s rights and do everything we can to keep families together.
There are a number of ways in which a foreign national could find himself in removal proceedings:
Criminal convictions for misdemeanors or felonies, such as:
- DUI conviction
- Possession of drugs
- Conviction for assault
- Conviction for fraud
- Illegal entry into the United States
- Reentry into the United States after taking Voluntary Departure
- Expired Tourist/Visitor Visa
- Employment violations
- Use of fake social security number or other immigration fraud
- Final Order of Removal/Deportation; or
- Failure to depart after a grant of voluntary departure
Relief from Removal
Even if a foreign national is arrested by ICE, there is still hope that s/he can be given legal status in the United States. There are many forms of relief from removal that range from obtaining or keeping a permanent resident card (green card) to simply having the case administratively closed. Each case is unique and our experienced attorneys will review your entire history during the free consultation to determine the best line of defense for you and your family.
Many cases do end up in immigration court, in which the attorney and the foreign national will have a final individual hearing before an immigration judge. This is a painstaking process that requires attention to detail, diligent work on the client’s part to gather documents, and many months of preparation. Our attorneys will spend many hours preparing you for your trial, including question and answer sessions and practice trials so that you feel comfortable with what to expect during your trial.
Use of Notarios or Ineffective Legal Assistance of Counsel
At Gopal & Pedigo, PC we too often see valid immigration cases that have been ruined due to an alien’s reliance on notaries or unqualified attorneys to handle their case. To avoid this scenario, we highly encourage every foreign national to seek a second opinion from our experienced attorneys – the consultation is FREE so you have nothing to lose. Our immigration attorneys understand that immigration status affects every aspect of one’s life, and losing status or being in deportation can mean the breakup of families and uprooting loved ones to distant countries.
Contact Us to Start Your Defense
If you have been targeted for deportation and placed in immigration court, you have several options. Our defense lawyers can represent in court and, if necessary, appeal your case to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Contact Gopal & Pedigo, PC to review your case today!